Barbara Samuel O'Neal is creating essays on writing and living a creative life
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patrons

Welcome!  I love the creative life, the pleasure of making things--stories, podcasts, essays, drawings and paintings, even great food--and I love to share them. I also strongly believe we need to create tribes to be able to get to our best work. Patreon gives me a chance to offer my ideas on writing, the nature of creativity, and the power of living a creative life, all in a place without trolls.  

I've been writing novels my entire adult life, and in recent years have picked up painting and drawing again, something that is healing a long-time artistic wound. My next novel, The Art of Inheriting Secrets, will be published in July, 2018 by Lake Union.

Join for a little while or a long while--see if you like what I offer. Thanks for joining me on this journey. 



Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
Just want to support the author
Reading and Writing
$2 or more per month
  • one (or two) essays or articles a month, on writing, reading, the creative life
  • weekly prompts to help you build a writer's notebook and develop good writerly habits of observation and connection
  • What I'm reading
Writing and studying
$7 or more per month
Everything above, plus---
  • One to two essays on writing every month
  • Exploring voice, going deeper, polishing your own particular gifts, overcoming opposition, internal and external, claiming your place
  • Discussions on writing, the writing life, 
  • Access to members-only Facebook group 
  • Monthly podcasts as developed
Living a Creative Life
$12 or more per month

  • Everything above, plus
  • Early access to monthly podcast
  • Writing life: juggling life and career, issues of the working writer, burnout and caring for the girls in the basement
  • Glimpses of my process--why I make the choices I do, the mess before the polish, the guts of the whole thing.
  • Surprises 


Workshops
$100 or more per month
In-depth classes on a variety of writing and writing life topics. TBA
Goals
26 of 250 patrons
When I reach 250 students, I'll be able to hire an assistant to help me with the production of my podcast and pull together more powerful classes. 
 
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Welcome!  I love the creative life, the pleasure of making things--stories, podcasts, essays, drawings and paintings, even great food--and I love to share them. I also strongly believe we need to create tribes to be able to get to our best work. Patreon gives me a chance to offer my ideas on writing, the nature of creativity, and the power of living a creative life, all in a place without trolls.  

I've been writing novels my entire adult life, and in recent years have picked up painting and drawing again, something that is healing a long-time artistic wound. My next novel, The Art of Inheriting Secrets, will be published in July, 2018 by Lake Union.

Join for a little while or a long while--see if you like what I offer. Thanks for joining me on this journey. 



Recent posts by Barbara Samuel O'Neal

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
Just want to support the author
Reading and Writing
$2 or more per month
  • one (or two) essays or articles a month, on writing, reading, the creative life
  • weekly prompts to help you build a writer's notebook and develop good writerly habits of observation and connection
  • What I'm reading
Writing and studying
$7 or more per month
Everything above, plus---
  • One to two essays on writing every month
  • Exploring voice, going deeper, polishing your own particular gifts, overcoming opposition, internal and external, claiming your place
  • Discussions on writing, the writing life, 
  • Access to members-only Facebook group 
  • Monthly podcasts as developed
Living a Creative Life
$12 or more per month

  • Everything above, plus
  • Early access to monthly podcast
  • Writing life: juggling life and career, issues of the working writer, burnout and caring for the girls in the basement
  • Glimpses of my process--why I make the choices I do, the mess before the polish, the guts of the whole thing.
  • Surprises 


Workshops
$100 or more per month
In-depth classes on a variety of writing and writing life topics. TBA